Miamitown Elementary School News

Blog Entries - 2020

Bus

Bus Drivers Needed

Posted on: September 29, 2020

The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 28, 2020

Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 22, 2020

Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Computer

Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access

Posted on: September 21, 2020

We have posted the codes that parents, and students need for our Parent Portal and ProgressBook Parent Access to the “Student and Parent Access Codes” form in FinalForms.  You may access these codes by signing into your FinalForms

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SLSD

SLSD Health Alert

Posted on: September 18, 2020

Please click HERE for an important Health Alert from Hamilton County Public Health and the Southwest Local School District.

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Accelerate

Virtual Learning Platform Orientation

Posted on: September 6, 2020

Virtual students and parents, please click HERE for a webinar orientation, led by Southwest Local School District Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes, explaining how students can log in and navigate the virtual learning platform.  Mrs. Hayes also

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Food Service

Free Meals for All SLSD Students

Posted on: September 5, 2020

The USDA and the state of Ohio have determined that all students, regardless of your financial situation, may participate in school breakfast and lunch programs for free through December 31, 2020.  Beginning on Tuesday September 8th, 2020 no child will

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Bus

Transportation Update

Posted on: September 4, 2020

SLSD pushed out the final transportation update prior to the start of the school year Friday afternoon.  Families can again log into their students’ Final Forms accounts via the Abre Student/Parent portal, and click on Forms to view the

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SLSD

State of the Schools

Posted on: September 2, 2020

The Southwest Local School District administrative team provides the yearly "State of the Schools" presentation, a yearly update to stakeholders covering all facets of district operations. Our design and construction team, SHP and Skanska-Megen, provide a

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Super Chat

September "Super Chat" Podcast Now Posted

Posted on: September 1, 2020

The September edition of the "Super Chat" podcast is now online at www.southwestschools.org/podcast. In this episode, Superintendent John Hamstra describes the "Responsible Restart" plans for the Southwest Local School District, which was shaped using

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Bus

Transportation Update

Posted on: August 28, 2020

On August 28, our district pushed out preliminary bus routes, times, and pick-up locations to our families via Final Forms.  Please log into your Final Forms account via the Online Forms portion of the Abre Parent/Student Portal.  You will click on

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Food Service

Cafeteria Account & Free/Reduced Information

Posted on: August 27, 2020

Southwest Local Schools has switched programs for our lunchtime software this coming school year as a part of the upgrades to our existing buildings and in preparation for a move to new buildings next summer.  As a result of this move, the district will

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Important Information

Miamitown Safety Protocol Information

Posted on: August 25, 2020

The Miamitown Elementary School administration, teachers, and staff have been working diligently to safely re-open our K-5 school building for the 2020-21 school year.  Safety is our number one priority and several changes have been made to help protect

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Update

SLSD Parent Update

Posted on: August 21, 2020

Southwest Local School District Superintendent John Hamstra and Assistant Superintendent Corinne Hayes provide updates to stakeholders as students prepare to return for the 2020-2021 school year. Mr. Hamstra speaks to the safety and protocols in place, and

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Computer

Virtual Learning Model FAQs

Posted on: August 20, 2020

For students and families who have selected the Virtual Learning Model for the first semester of the 2020-2021 school year, we have compiled the following list of FAQs based on parent feedback.  Please click HERE for the list.

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Help Wanted

Cooks Needed!

Posted on: August 19, 2020

If you are looking for a part-time job that aligns with your SLSD child's school calendar, we have an opportunity for you!  SLSD Food Service is looking for part time cooks to assist with serving lunch in our kitchens.  Shifts are generally about 3

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Back to School

Miamitown Back-to-School Information

Posted on: August 18, 2020

MIAMITOWN ELEMENTARY - COVID 19 PLAN - MASK MUST BE WORN AT ALL TIMES EXCEPT WHEN EATING. - SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED AT ALL TIMES. - PARENTS are not permitted in the building on Opening Day.  If you need to speak to the Principal

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Responsible Restart Ohio

SLSD Re-Opening Plan for Fall 2020

Posted on: August 6, 2020

UPDATE:  August 6, 2020 SLSD Parents and Guardians, Thank you for your patience and support as we continue to refine our “Back to School 2020” plan to reflect the latest guidance we continue to receive from the State of Ohio and Hamilton

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Bus

SLSD Forced to Begin Year with State Minimum Transportation

Posted on: August 3, 2020

August 3, 2020 Dear Southwest Local School District parents / guardians; At our July 30th Board of Education meeting, we had a deep discussion and ultimately a unanimous vote to reduce our transportation services to Ohio’s state minimums.  After

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Highlighter

"Highlighter" Returns on Aug. 7!

Posted on: August 1, 2020

Please see the following from our friends at Church on Fire!   Highlighter is coming! "What's Highlighter", you ask?Highlighter is a back-to-school event, hosted at Church on Fire for students that have a need for school supplies. It's on Friday,

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Help Wanted

Substitute Teachers Needed!

Posted on: July 31, 2020

The Southwest Local School District is hiring an internal substitute teacher for each of their school buildings (Crosby Elem., Miamitown Elem., Harrison Elem., Whitewater Valley Elem., Harrison Junior School and Harrison High School). Substitute teachers

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Help Wanted

Bus and Van Drivers Needed!

Posted on: July 30, 2020

The Southwest Local School District has multiple openings for full-time school bus drivers.  Drivers work a "split shift" of 6 hours per day on days where school is in session for students, plus they receive paid holidays and benefits.  A CDL with

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Important Information

Start of School Year Delayed

Posted on: July 16, 2020

Thank you, parents and guardians, for the phone calls and emails giving input on the 2020-2021 re-opening plan.  In response to several concerns regarding the masking requirements in the heat, our administrative team has made the decision to delay

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Blood Drive

Hoxworth Blood Drive Taking Place July 24

Posted on: July 6, 2020

Hoxworth Blood Center has an urgent need for donors.  To help facilitate this, the Southwest Local School District has partnered with Hoxworth to hold a Summer Blood Drive.  The drive will take place in the air-conditioned Harrison Junior School

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Bright SchoolKitz

2020-2021 Miamitown School Supply Lists

Posted on: July 2, 2020

The Miamitown Elementary School Supply lists for the 2020-2021 school year can be found HERE. A great way to simplify your school supply shopping is to order from Bright SchoolKitz!  Again this year, Miamitown Elementary has partnered with Bright

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Field Day

SLSD Family Field Day 2020

Posted on: June 17, 2020

Southwest Local School District elementary Field Days are always one of the highlights of the end of the school year.  Of course, they were cancelled due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) school closures. To keep this annual tradition alive, SLSD P.E.

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Kindergarten Registration

Kindergarten Registration Now Open

Posted on: June 9, 2020

Kindergarten registration is now open.  Click this link for more information, including the kindergarten packet with required documents, instructions for completing online forms, the link to online registration forms, and the required Ohio Health History

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Responsible Restart

Indoor Walking Track Now Re-Open

Posted on: June 2, 2020

The indoor walking track at the Activity Center has been re-opened to the public as of Monday, June 8.  The track is open during the normal summer hours of 7:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Monday-Friday.   While enhanced cleaning/sanitizing procedures

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Registration

2020-2021 New Student Registration

Posted on: May 25, 2020

Due to the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 we are not scheduling in-person appointments at this time. However, once you have completed your online registration through Final Forms, you may scan the required documents as PDFs, and we will accept them via

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Art Showcase

"Virtual Art Showcase" Created from Postponed Library Exhibit

Posted on: May 16, 2020

All four Southwest Local School District elementary schools had just celebrated the grand opening of the Elementary Art Show at the Harrison Branch of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, when the COVID-19 pandemic shuttered life as we know

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Computer

Brain Bag #3 / Laptop Turn-In

Posted on: May 15, 2020

A reminder that Brain Bag #3 is due on Friday, May 22nd.  Drop it off at school from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm.  Grade level boxes will once again be located outside the gym doors for you to deposit Brain Bag #3. Please make sure that your

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Field Day

Wrap Up the Year with "Family Field Day"

Posted on: May 12, 2020

One of the highlights of the end of the school year is Field Day.  Since we can't be together to enjoy this tradition with each other, we have created some activities that you can participate in at home to create your own Field Day! If you don’t

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Welcome

Junior School Orientation for Incoming 6th Graders

Posted on: May 7, 2020

Welcome to our Incoming 6th Grade Parents & Families, We are so excited to welcome you to Harrison Junior School.  Even with COVID-19, we still want to find ways to connect with our families and students! Over the coming weeks, we will be sending

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Phys Ed

Stay Home and Stay Active with "P.E. Plus!"

Posted on: May 6, 2020

Welcome to "P.E. PLUS"!   The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends 60 MINUTES of DAILY ACTIVITY (Being active is great for both the body and the mind) Click the links at the bottom of the article, and check back weekly for new

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Goodbye and Good Luck

Student Check-Out / Teacher Farewell

Posted on: May 3, 2020

Miamitown Elementary is scheduling student supplies pick-up in late May.  Each grade level has been assigned a day of the week between May 18th – May 27th to pick up the items that were left in their desks, lockers, cubbies, and handing

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Remote Learning

Miamitown Brain Bag #3

Posted on: May 2, 2020

Brain Bag #2 Turn-in and Brain Bag #3 Pick-up Information Monday, May 4, from 8:00 am – 2:00 pm will be our collection day for Brain Bag #2. Grade level boxes will once again be located outside the gym doors for you to deposit Brain Bag #2. Please make

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Important Information

Important Information for Miamitown Families

Posted on: April 30, 2020

By now, most of you should have heard that Governor DeWine has determined that schools in Ohio will be working remotely for the remainder of the school year. The students WILL NOT be going back to school in our building for the rest of this school year. The

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Bus

2020-2021 Bus Transportation Information

Posted on: April 28, 2020

Around April of each year, the transportation department begins to work on the bus routes for the following year.  While it isn't as feasible to send out a personalized form for each students as we have in year's past, we would like to know who is

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CVC

SLSD Core Values Challenge

Posted on: April 23, 2020

We hope that you are continuing to live out our four core values, despite our distance!  During the upcoming week, take pictures highlighting students performing acts of TRUST, RESPECT, OWNERSHIP, AND LEADERSHIP.  Post them on Twitter, Instagram

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Closed

Remote Learning to Continue for Remainder of Academic Year

Posted on: April 21, 2020

On April 20, 2020, Ohio Governor Mike DeWine announced that remote learning would continue for the remainder of the academic year.  Please click HERE for details on how it will impact the 4th quarter, and the traditional end-of-year activities. 

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Miss You

"Dear Miamitown Students..."

Posted on: April 12, 2020

Dear Miamitown students... your teachers have a special message for you! Click this

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Remote Learning

Miamitown Brain Bag Information

Posted on: April 9, 2020

BRAIN BAG #1 TURN-IN: Monday, April 13 Brain Bag #1 drop-off will be at the bus dock doors. Large containers, labeled by grade level, will be available for you to drop your child’s packet in. Please make sure your child’s name and teacher’s

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Update

Miamitown Update 04-06-2020

Posted on: April 6, 2020

Dear Miamitown Families, It’s hard to believe that we are beginning today our fourth week away and out from school. The teachers and staff are here for all of you, so please let us know if you need anything or have any questions. We will get through

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Track & Field

Youth Track & Field Cancelled

Posted on: March 31, 2020

With the closure of Ohio schools now stretching until May 1, we will be canceling the Harrison Youth Track program (Grades K-6) for 2020. If you have already registered, you will be receiving a check from the Athletic Boosters to refund your money. We look forward to seeing you in 2021.

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Closed

School Closure Extended

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Governor DeWine extended the closure of all Ohio schools through at least Friday, May 1.   Click HERE for the latest updates from Superintendent John Hamstra. Thanks to our staff, students and parents for a great start to Remote Learning.  If

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Food Schedule

Food Distribution Schedule

Posted on: March 30, 2020

Food Distribution began on March 30, 2020.  All elementary schools as well as the junior school have meal bags and power packs on hand to distribute to ANY STUDENT in SLSD with a food need - not just for those on Free and Reduced.  Distribution

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Not In Our Town

Food Location Update

Posted on: March 24, 2020

Please note the following information from Lisa Daniel at Church on FireMarch 24, 2020 IMPORTANT COMMUNITY FOOD UPDATES: We have some important food updates we want to make you aware of:  FOOD TRUCK FEEDINGS: In an effort to keep our community as

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Report Cards

Report Card Information

Posted on: March 21, 2020

Third Quarter report cards were due to be distributed on March 20, 2020.  Due to the school closure, we are making the report card available via your ProgressBook ParentAccess account. You may login to your ProgressBook Parent Access account and

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Important Information

SLSD Update 03-20-20

Posted on: March 20, 2020

Greetings, SLSD Parents and Guardians, We are now one week into our unexpected school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic.  I’ve been impressed at the resilience of our staff, students, and parents.  From day one, teachers have

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Remote Learning

Remote Learning Information

Posted on: March 16, 2020

Linked below are the first round of "Brain Bags" which have been prepared by grade level / content area, by teachers at each school.  Contact the respective teacher via email with any questions.  Students should be prepared to return these

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Food Locations

Schools, Churches Team Up to Provide Food During Closure

Posted on: March 14, 2020

Local churches and food pantries have partnered with the Southwest Local School District to ensure that no child goes hungry during the extended school closure due to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak. Power Packs will be available for pickup beginning

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Closed

Southwest Local Schools Closed at Governor's Direction

Posted on: March 12, 2020

Governor DeWine and the Department of Health closed K – 12 schools in Ohio this afternoon, March 12, for three weeks. Obviously, the decision to close schools, and cancel athletics and other performance events, was not made lightly. The primary

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Coronavirus

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Information

Posted on: March 11, 2020

Stay current on the latest news and guidance regarding the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and its effect on the Southwest Local School District by visiting southwestschools.org/wellness.

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Pre-School

Pre-School Enrollment Now Closed

Posted on: March 10, 2020

Pre-School registration is now closed.  Thank you for your interest.

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Art Show

Student Artwork Featured at Library

Posted on: March 8, 2020

The Southwest Local School District's Elementary Art Show is taking place at the Harrison Public Library.  An opening reception will take place Tuesday, March 10 from 6:30-8:00 PM, and work will be on display through the end of March. Selected works from each class will be featured (about 3-4 pieces per class).

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Head Start

Head Start Enrollment for 2020-2021 Now Open

Posted on: March 7, 2020

Enrollment is now underway for Head Start for the 2020-2021 school year.  The program is run by the Hamilton County Educational Service Center, is housed at Harrison Elementary School, and is open to any family living within the Southwest Local School

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Empty Bowls

"Empty Bowls" Dinner Returns Mar. 18

Posted on: March 6, 2020

The "Empty Bowls" dinner makes its return to Harrison on Wednesday, March 18 in the Activity Center Bistro.  The first seating will be from 5:00-6:00 PM, and the second seating from 6:30-7:30 PM. Empty Bowls is a grassroots movement by artists and

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Dance Flyer

Mom Prom & Daddy-Daughter Dance Info.

Posted on: February 27, 2020

Harrison High School Student Council invites you to this year's Mom Prom and Daddy Daughter Dances.  Tickets can be purchased at the links below.  There are two separate order forms, so please select the dance you will be attending when purchasing

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Pre-School

Pre-School Registration Opens Mar. 9

Posted on: February 26, 2020

Preschool Registration for the 2020-2021 school year will open Monday, March 9th, 2020 (Registration packets will only be available on-line beginning midnight March 9th)   Registration is processed on a first come first served basis.   What you

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Coffee and Conversation

"Coffee With the Superintendent" Set for Feb. 28

Posted on: February 25, 2020

Each month, SLSD Superintendent John Hamstra holds informal “coffee chat” sessions, designed as a way for any parent, guardian or community member to get a better understanding of our school district and get answers to any questions they may

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Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families Offers Free Program

Posted on: February 14, 2020

The Harrison Wellness Coalition is pleased to partner with several local organizations to offer Building Healthy Families, a free workshop on Saturday, Feb. 22.  The purpose of this workshop is to help local families overcome barriers and learn skills to

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Construction

Construction of New Schools Continues On Time and On Budget

Posted on: February 9, 2020

Construction of our new school buildings is in full swing, with the project remaining on time and on budget.  The endeavor consists of three new elementary schools, one new middle school, and extensive renovations to the current high

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Snow Day

Feb. 7 - CLOSED

Posted on: February 7, 2020

UPDATE:  Friday, February 7, 2020:  Southwest Local Schools are now CLOSED.

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Belairs

"The Belairs" Return to the Martin Marietta Theater

Posted on: January 7, 2020

The Harrison High School Creative Arts Theatre is proud to present the 50's and 60's rock and roll band, "The Belairs" in concert on Saturday, January 18. Formerly known as "Hot Wax", The Belairs Show is dedicated to those who can appreciate the memorable

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Help Wanted

Now Hiring Bus & Van Drivers

Posted on: January 2, 2020

The Southwest Local School District is looking to fill multiple transportation positions.  Hours are typically 6-9  AM and 1:30-4:30 PM.  Positions can be for 3-6 hours per day, or as a "sub" on an as-needed basis.  Job descriptions for

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